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12-8-5919

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

11.0045

Quilt's title:

Lone Star

Quilt top made by:

Donaldson, Beth

Quilted by:

Donaldson, Beth

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Made the quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Lansing

Where the quilt was made, county:

Ingham

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

2000-2025

When was the quilt started?

2000

When was the quilt finished?

2011

Why was the quilt made?

Personal enjoyment

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Lansing

Quiltmaker's county:

Ingham

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Kolodziej

Quiltmaker's birth date:

5/1/1957

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Livonia

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

Michigan

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Urban

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Polish American

Quiltmaker's educational background:

Some college

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

none

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Museum employee

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Kolodziej, Chester

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Detroit, Michigan

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Polish American

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Trybus, Joan

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:

Barnsboro, PA

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Polish American

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' ethnic/tribal background:

French Canadian, English, Irish

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouse(s) occupation:

Business consultant

Number of children:

2

How many of the quilt maker's children were girls?

2

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

From Class; From Friend; Self-Taught

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 11-19

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Gifts; Pleasure; Therapy

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts:

yes

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

yes

Name(s) of group(s) the quiltmaker belongs(ed) to:

Capitol City Quilt Guild

Where does/did the group meet?

Lansing, MI

What are the main activities of the group?

Fundraising, quilt shows

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

45"

How long is the quilt?

56"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Blue; Green; Purple; Red; Yellow; White

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Describe the quilt's layout:

Medallion or framed center

Number of quilt blocks:

1

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Straight grain; Front turned to back

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

Quilting techniques used:

Machine quilting

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

I made strata for a reproduction Lone Star quilt from the MSU Museum. These diamonds were leftovers from that strata.

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Traditional pattern variation

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner; Quiltmaker; Quilt collector

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Beth Donaldson

Quilt owner's city:

Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Made by owner

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, describe their input.

Designed the pattern

Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quilt maker:

Original quilts based on traditional designs.

Who photographed this quilt?

Pearl Yee Wong

Copyright holder:

MSU Board of Trustees

Cite this Quilt

Donaldson, Bet. Lone Star. 2011. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-5919. Accessed: 05/24/22

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